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What are the chances that my son or daughter will have TS and OCD?

OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) or obsessive compulsive behaviors** (OCBs) and Tourette, as well as another tic disorder called Chronic Tic Disorder* (CT), often appear together. Research shows these conditions are probably genetically linked and as a result, we tend to… Continue Reading

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Ask Dr. Ticcy: My Child Won’t Go to School

Dr. Ticcy is a pseudonym for the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada National Office, which draws on information from experts across Canada and beyond to answer questions from the TS community. Please send your questions to tsfc@tourette.ca with the salutation “Dear Dr. Ticcy.” Dr… Continue Reading

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Ask Dr. Ticcy: Do kids with Tourette understand sarcasm?

Dr. Ticcy is a pseudonym for the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada National Office, which draws on information from experts across Canada and beyond to answer questions from the TS community. Please send your questions to admin@tourette.ca with the salutation “Dear… Continue Reading

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The Best Things to Eat if You Have Tourette

We’ve had several entries on the Tourette Blog about what you shouldn’t eat. It’s time for a little positivity! Today, we take a look at what you should eat if you have Tourette Syndrome. Like all the questions we tackle… Continue Reading

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Ask Dr. Ticcy: Tics past age 30

Dr. Ticcy is a pseudonym for the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada National Office, which draws on information from experts across Canada and beyond to answer questions from the TS community. Please send your questions to admin@tourette.ca with the salutation “Dear Dr. Ticcy.” Dear… Continue Reading

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Guest Blogger Danny Enright: CBC Show Features Man with Tourette

Last week’s episode of the CBC radio program “Wiretap” featured a man with Tourette Syndrome describing his experiences with online dating. So much of what he said resonated with me (diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome as an adult): the range of… Continue Reading

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CBIT Explained, Part 3: Who should take CBIT?

In this blog series, Steve Pally, administrator of the TSFC Forum (www.tourettesyndrome.ca), explains the basics of CBIT, or Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics. See part one here and part two here. CBIT is ideal for individuals who feel they have one or more bothersome… Continue Reading

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CBIT Explained, Part 2: How does CBIT work?

In this blog series, Steve Pally, administrator of the TSFC Forum (www.tourettesyndrome.ca), explains the basics of CBIT, or Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics. Studies published in peer reviewed journals have demonstrated the effectiveness of CBIT (part 1). It’s thought to work… Continue Reading

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CBIT Explained, Part 1: What is CBIT?

In this blog series, Steve Pally, administrator of the TSFC Forum (www.tourettesyndrome.ca), explains the basics of CBIT, or Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics. CBIT (pronounced see-bit) is a non-pharmacological treatment for Tourette Syndrome. It combines six strategic therapeutic components in… Continue Reading

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Sensory What-egration?: The 411 on Sensory Integration and Sensory Processing Dysfunction

The National Office of the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada (TSFC) received several questions about sensory integration dysfunction (SID), a common co-occurring condition with TS. Just last week, a parent asked a National Office staff member if SID was a… Continue Reading